The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 856 897 862
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -35
Permanent jobs citing MOS 78 53 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.050% 0.071%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.18% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 58 39 59
Average salary £32,750 £26,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.58% -7.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,000 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £40,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,500 £24,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -12.72%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28441 29525 28128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.05% 27.72% 27.26%
Number of salaries quoted 22731 23597 22083
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK.

MOS Salary Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MOS over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 within the UK.

MOS Salary Histogram in the UK

MOS
Top 23 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 77 £32,500 +18.18% 5
London +18 33 £41,500 +27.69% 2
South East +36 23 £27,000 -14.62% 1
Berkshire +12 13 £27,000 -5.26%
East Midlands +7 11 £32,500 +47.72% 2
Maidenhead +9 9 £26,500 -5.35%
Manchester +22 7 £26,500 -
North West +17 7 £26,500 -
City of London +56 6 £33,000 +7.31% 1
Marlow - 6 - -
Nottingham - 6 £35,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 - -
Nottinghamshire - 6 £35,000 -
Northampton -2 5 £32,500 +47.72% 2
Northamptonshire -8 5 £32,500 +47.72% 2
Surrey +19 4 £28,500 -16.78% 1
Newbury - 4 £48,000 -
West Yorkshire +8 3 £28,000 +16.66%
Yorkshire +3 3 £28,000 +16.66%
Leeds +1 3 £28,000 +16.66%
Guildford - 2 - -
Scotland +1 1 £35,000 +72.83%
Edinburgh - 1 £35,000 -

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MOS.

1 88 (60.27%) MS Office
1 88 (60.27%) Microsoft
2 85 (58.22%) ITIL
3 70 (47.95%) Windows
4 65 (44.52%) Law
5 56 (38.36%) Legal
6 52 (35.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 50 (34.25%) Active Directory
8 49 (33.56%) SLA
9 47 (32.19%) MS Excel
10 44 (30.14%) Windows 7
11 33 (22.60%) MCP
12 32 (21.92%) Blackberry
12 32 (21.92%) Service Management
13 29 (19.86%) Citrix
14 26 (17.81%) ITIL Certification
15 25 (17.12%) MCSE
16 24 (16.44%) Finance
16 24 (16.44%) iManage
17 23 (15.75%) Cisco
17 23 (15.75%) Document Management
18 21 (14.38%) Service Delivery
19 20 (13.70%) MS PowerPoint
19 20 (13.70%) VPN
20 19 (13.01%) VMware
20 19 (13.01%) e-Learning
20 19 (13.01%) AppSense
20 19 (13.01%) MCTS
21 18 (12.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
21 18 (12.33%) LAN

MOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MOS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (12.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 15 (10.27%) SharePoint
3 11 (7.53%) Skype for Business
4 6 (4.11%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.11%) MS Project Server
4 6 (4.11%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.05%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.68%) CMS
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 88 (60.27%) MS Office
2 47 (32.19%) MS Excel
3 20 (13.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (10.27%) MS Project
5 14 (9.59%) MS Visio
6 3 (2.05%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.68%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.37%) SAP CCM
2 2 (1.37%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.48%) Office 365
2 6 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.11%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.68%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.70%) VPN
2 18 (12.33%) LAN
3 14 (9.59%) WAN
4 13 (8.90%) TCP/IP
5 11 (7.53%) DNS
6 8 (5.48%) Firewall
6 8 (5.48%) Wireless
7 7 (4.79%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (4.11%) VoIP
9 5 (3.42%) DHCP
9 5 (3.42%) HTTP
9 5 (3.42%) SAN
10 4 (2.74%) Internet
10 4 (2.74%) WebEx
11 2 (1.37%) IP Telephony
11 2 (1.37%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.68%) 3G
12 1 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.68%) FWSM
12 1 (0.68%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.59%) Crystal Reports
2 10 (6.85%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.79%) MS Access
4 6 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (44.52%) Law
2 56 (38.36%) Legal
3 24 (16.44%) Finance
4 8 (5.48%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.11%) German Language
5 6 (4.11%) Publishing
6 3 (2.05%) Retail
7 2 (1.37%) Dutch Language
7 2 (1.37%) French Language
7 2 (1.37%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.68%) Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Billing
Job Titles
1 63 (43.15%) Analyst
2 39 (26.71%) Support Analyst
3 33 (22.60%) Trainer
4 32 (21.92%) IT Trainer
5 23 (15.75%) 2nd Line Support
6 22 (15.07%) Service Analyst
6 22 (15.07%) Service Desk Analyst
7 21 (14.38%) Team Leader
8 20 (13.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 15 (10.27%) Legal IT Trainer
10 13 (8.90%) 1st Line Support
10 13 (8.90%) IT Analyst
10 13 (8.90%) Service Desk Team Leader
11 11 (7.53%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 10 (6.85%) Windows Support Analyst
13 8 (5.48%) Help Desk Analyst
13 8 (5.48%) IT Support
13 8 (5.48%) IT Support Analyst
13 8 (5.48%) Network Engineer
13 8 (5.48%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.11%) Web Services
2 1 (0.68%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 32 (21.92%) Blackberry
2 19 (13.01%) e-Learning
3 16 (10.96%) Management Information System
4 15 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (8.22%) iPhone
6 11 (7.53%) Smartphone
7 8 (5.48%) iPad
8 7 (4.79%) Data Centre
8 7 (4.79%) Learning Management System
9 6 (4.11%) Client/Server
10 5 (3.42%) Driving Licence
10 5 (3.42%) Private Cloud
10 5 (3.42%) Replication
11 4 (2.74%) Computer Science
12 3 (2.05%) PDA
13 2 (1.37%) SecurID
14 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
14 1 (0.68%) SCORM
14 1 (0.68%) Statistics
14 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 70 (47.95%) Windows
2 44 (30.14%) Windows 7
3 10 (6.85%) Android
4 9 (6.16%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.79%) Linux
5 7 (4.79%) Unix
5 7 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.11%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.74%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.37%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.37%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (58.22%) ITIL
2 32 (21.92%) Service Management
3 23 (15.75%) Document Management
4 21 (14.38%) Service Delivery
5 14 (9.59%) Service Desk Management
6 11 (7.53%) Coaching
7 9 (6.16%) CRM
8 8 (5.48%) ITIL V3
8 8 (5.48%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (4.79%) Mentoring
10 6 (4.11%) DevOps
10 6 (4.11%) Workflow
11 5 (3.42%) E-Discovery
11 5 (3.42%) Incident Management
11 5 (3.42%) ITSM
11 5 (3.42%) Line Management
11 5 (3.42%) People Management
11 5 (3.42%) Presales
12 4 (2.74%) Problem Management
12 4 (2.74%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.42%) PowerShell
1 5 (3.42%) VBScript
2 3 (2.05%) C
3 1 (0.68%) C#
3 1 (0.68%) SQL
3 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 52 (35.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (22.60%) MCP
3 26 (17.81%) ITIL Certification
4 25 (17.12%) MCSE
5 19 (13.01%) MCTS
6 17 (11.64%) MCDST
7 15 (10.27%) HND
7 15 (10.27%) MCSA
8 14 (9.59%) CCNA
8 14 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (8.90%) Degree
10 10 (6.85%) A+ Certification
11 7 (4.79%) MCSD
12 6 (4.11%) MCITP
13 5 (3.42%) VTSP
14 4 (2.74%) SC Cleared
14 4 (2.74%) Security Cleared
15 3 (2.05%) ECDL
15 3 (2.05%) HNC
15 3 (2.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (33.56%) SLA
2 12 (8.22%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 50 (34.25%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.85%) Terminal Server
3 10 (6.85%) XenApp
3 10 (6.85%) XenDesktop
4 6 (4.11%) Samba
5 5 (3.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (3.42%) XenServer
6 4 (2.74%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.05%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.68%) Firmware
8 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (11.64%) SCCM
2 8 (5.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (4.79%) Cacti
4 6 (4.11%) Puppet
5 5 (3.42%) Perfmon
5 5 (3.42%) WMI
6 2 (1.37%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.37%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.37%) Nagios
6 2 (1.37%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.37%) SCOM
6 2 (1.37%) WSUS
7 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 88 (60.27%) Microsoft
2 29 (19.86%) Citrix
3 24 (16.44%) iManage
4 23 (15.75%) Cisco
5 19 (13.01%) AppSense
5 19 (13.01%) VMware
6 10 (6.85%) Google
7 8 (5.48%) Apple
7 8 (5.48%) SolarWinds
8 7 (4.79%) Computacenter
8 7 (4.79%) Fortinet
8 7 (4.79%) HP
8 7 (4.79%) Intel
8 7 (4.79%) Sophos
8 7 (4.79%) Sun
9 6 (4.11%) EMC
9 6 (4.11%) Juniper
10 5 (3.42%) IBM
10 5 (3.42%) Interwoven
10 5 (3.42%) Oracle
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